If you are in the middle of planning for all of the places you are going to see as soon as possible, then you might be considering a few long drives.
Read a great post on planning a road trip here: Planning The Best Summer Road Trip Ever.
What is something that makes a road trip something you never forget? The right weather, great company, and an epic playlist.
We all have different tastes in music. Some of us like heavy metal, and others love classical. Yet, there are some essential planning tips that can make your playlist something to rival even the master playlist curators from your most-used streaming service.
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You are most likely going to use your mobile phone to Bluetooth your music to your car stereo. Or plug something into your AUX. One of the critical things to remember is that you might hit areas where you don’t have a signal or use up your data. Downloading your entire playlist when you are at home will help avoid most issues. Spotify has the option to download the playlist.
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If you have two genres that you enjoy, use that to create two separate lists. The first step is to put in 20 of your favorite songs in each genre. But don’t try and rush it; take your time. It’s a great idea to have a notebook around, and when a song pops into your head or write it down, this will help you create your base list.
You can then find songs that go with this to give you an excellent and easy to listen to playlist.
Ideally, you want between five and seven hours of music on each playlist. This can amount to hundreds of songs when you consider that many songs are around 3 to 4 minutes long.
It also decreases the likelihood of having to skip too many songs or a song that keeps repeating.
Creating two lists can also give you two different driving experiences—one for cities and one for the countryside or early mornings and late evenings.
There are some classics that everyone can enjoy and sing along to.
- Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way / Rhiannon
- Eagles – Take It Easy
- Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
- Kansas – Carry on Wayward Son
- Boston – More Than a Feeling
You can also check out the playlists for driving curates by some streaming services for some inspiration:
- Apple Music Driving Playlist
- YouTube Music Driving Playlist
- Spotify Driving Playlist
TimeOut magazine published a great list of 50 of the best road trip songs of all time, which are worth checking out!
The songs that you choose to accompany you on your long drives can make the surrounding environment even more interesting and enticing—listening to 70s and 80s classics on a long stretch of clear open road, with the warm summer sun? – There is nothing like it.
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